Print journals published by Modern English Tanka Press include Modern English Tanka, Ambrosia: Journal of Fine Haiku, Haiku Harvest: Journal of Haiku in English, Modern Haiga, Modern Haibun & Tanka Prose, Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka, Concise Delight, and the first four issues of Atlas Poetica: A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka. Also, several issues of the Tanka Society of America’s Ribbons journal were published together by the TSA and MET Press.
Other books published by Modern English Tanka Press were poetry collections, both by single poets and by collaborating poets, anthologies, scholarly works, and some conservation projects.
MODERN ENGLISH TANKA PRESS (widely known simply as “MET Press”) was an independent publishing house in Baltimore, Maryland, dedicated to developing and producing works of lasting literary value. Denis M. Garrison was the publisher. MET Press published quality manuscripts on a wide range of subjects from 2005 through 2014. Its publications, primarily trade paperbacks and hardcover books, were produced using modern print-on-demand production and distribution methods. MET Press titles were retailed through its own bookstore online at the website of its printer/distributor, Lulu.com as well as through Amazon.com and other book retailers. The special mission of Modern English Tanka Press was to promote the tanka form of poetry, to educate newcomers to tanka about the form’s history and future, techniques and uses, and to work for wider publication of tanka in both specialty and mainstream poetry venues. To those ends, Modern English Tanka Press published special edition books of tanka and related subjects. It also operated Tanka Central, the internet megasite for tanka, with its popular Tanka News & Haiku Headlines newsletter. Denis M. Garrison, a literary magazine editor and publisher since the early 1970s, and a member of the Tanka Society of America, Haiku Society of America, Tanka Canada, and Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society, owned and operated Modern English Tanka Press.